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Aid workers on frontline of drought in East Africa respond to FCDO funding announcement

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK has today announced £36 million in UK humanitarian funding to help people in Ukraine, East Africa and Syria. Countries in East Africa

East Africa Food Crisis: Ceel-Giniseed

The impacts of the current drought can be deeply felt throughout Ceel-Giniseed. Since most residents are primarily farmers, they rely on selling their crops, such as onions, papaya, peppers, and

East Africa Food Crisis: Ceel-Hume

In July 2018, ActionAid established a community farm in partnership with the Ceel-Hume women’s group, the World Food Program, and local government. The community envisioned this project after the

East Africa Food Crisis: Giro-Sumo IDP Camp

The Horn of Africa is facing one of the worst droughts on record with more than 20 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia facing severe hunger and water shortages. Global food prices had

East Africa Food Crisis: Xidhinta

In Xidhinta, it is clear that drought has become the biggest issue the community is facing. Alongside more than 20 million people across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, residents here are navigating

East Africa Food Crisis: “Now the world is ending”

Severe drought, chronic water shortages and now rising food and energy prices due to the war on Ukraine, are pushing families to the brink of survival 
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New research: Local food and fuel prices more than triple in some of the world’s most at risk communities

The cost of food, fuel and fertiliser in some of the world’s poorest communities is soaring, with families spending double, triple and in some cases nearly four times what they were paying before

The wrong model for resilience

The G7-backed African Risk Capacity (ARC) drought insurance policy was an experiment that failed Malawi, and in particular its women, in the face of a drought that need not have become a disaster. The